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30 Years Ago: The Cars Run Off the Road With ‘Door to Door’

The Cars tried to get back to basics with 'Door to Door,' but they'd already lost the communal spark that made them superstars in the '80s.

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Mercury
Mercury
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30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Makes His Most Focused Statement With ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’

Mellencamp's growing connection to the national consciousness turned his eye from personal to public pain as he penned songs for 'Scarecrow''s follow-up, 'The Lonesome Jubilee.'

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Strike a Pose: Looking Back on Madonna’s Iconic Vogue

Can't wear what? B---h, she's Madonna!

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EMI
EMI
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28 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release ‘Mother’s Milk’

On Aug. 16, 1989, Red Hot Chili Peppers started to gain traction with the release of their 'Mother's Milk' album.

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Keystone, Getty Images
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Prince Argues for Diplomacy in ‘Ronnie, Talk to Russia': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

As U.S.-Soviet tensions heated up in the '80s, Prince begged President Ronald Reagan to do what he could to prevent a nuclear war.

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Atlantic
Atlantic
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30 Years Ago: Twisted Sister Take Their Last Shot With ‘Love Is For Suckers’

'Love Is for Suckers' was supposed to be a solo album for Dee Snider. Instead, it broke up the band.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images / RCA
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Prince Denies, Then Surprises, Then Ghosts The Foo Fighters: 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Despite Prince's distaste for being covered by the Foo Fighters — or anyone — he had no qualms about returning the favor on one of the world's biggest stages.

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EMI Records
EMI Records
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33 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On Aug. 10, 1984, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their self-titled debut album.

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Mercury / Phonogram
Mercury / Phonogram
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30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Unleash ‘Hysteria’

On Aug. 3, 1987, Def Leppard followed the hugely popular 'Pyromania' with the biggest album of their career, 'Hysteria.'

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YouTube
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30 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Film Their ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Video

On Aug. 1, 1987, Guns N' Roses stepped in front of the cameras at the shoot for the music video that would launch their incredible career.

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Adrian Borromeo
Adrian Borromeo
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Rock Legends Who Never Had a No. 1 Single

It's all the more surprising when you consider the success so many of them had by any other measure.

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Albert / Atlantic
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37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’

When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.

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